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About Us

Established in 1896 in Barberton by Alfred Jackaman as A. Jackaman & Sons, Rudamans has a history stretching back over 100 years.

Originally conceived as a small shop aimed at servicing the mining industry, the company thrived under the leadership of Alfred Jackaman for 29 years.

In 1970 the company, once again, moved down the line of successorship to his son, Terry. Terry successfully ran the company for four years until fate stepped in and changed circumstances.

In 1974 the store was gutted by fire. A near fatal blow for the company. Terry approached David Rudge with a partnership deal. Combining their surnames the name Rudamans was conceived. Out of the ashes a new force to be reckoned with was born.

During this 14 years expansion plans were put into place and, in partnership with his brother-in-law Roy Guthrie, in 1985 opened Rudamans Nelspruit. In 1998 Terry finally put down the leadership banner deciding it was time to pass on the flame.

Having joined the company in 1991, Terry’s son, Wayne, took up the yoke of leadership, carrying on the Jackaman tradition.

After investing in Rudamans Nelspruit they successfully turned the company into a business synonymous with excellent service.

Wayne Jackaman has been in leadership of Rudamans and expanded the brand opening another Rudamans branch in Hoedspruit.

Rudamans is the largest accredited dealer for Husqvarna in South Africa. Rudamans is also an accredited Case, Jacto, Yamaha, Echo, Hustler, Shindaiwa, Hoffman, Professional, Tandem and Moncheiro dealer in the Lowveld. Having fully equipped workshops, what we sell – we service as well. Establishing strong relationships with the forestry, agriculture and gardening industries.